backchannel: buddy heater CO

Before I start – I have no problem with informed folks running a stove as a heater.

from this post:

I got banned [from a FB group] because I said that one could use a propane stove as a heater even though I made the point that a buddy heater actually creates more CO than the stove

It is not clear to me why one’s CO output would differ from the other (all other things being equal).  I have a CO monitor in my van and it has never come off zero with either the Buddy or stove running (both, when making coffee in the morning).

And in low oxygen environments the Buddy will shut off and the stove will not, creating drastically higher CO.  Buddy also has a tip sensor.

I wonder if OP is confusing the glow of the ceramic element with the color of incomplete combustion.

What am I missing here?